Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
International Human Rights, Social Policy & GlobalCritical Perspectives$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gerard McCann and Féilim Ó hAdhmaill

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447349211

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447349211.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 28 June 2022

Conflict, ‘terrorism’ and non-state actors

Conflict, ‘terrorism’ and non-state actors

(p.141) 11 Conflict, ‘terrorism’ and non-state actors
International Human Rights, Social Policy & Global

Féilim Ó hAdhmaill

Mike Ritchie

Policy Press

International Human Rights Law is supposed to operate at all times. However, during war/conflict it is often suspended to address an ‘emergency’. International Humanitarian Law attempts to deal with human rights protections during the specific circumstances of war. However, what happens when states refuse to recognise a conflict situation as a ‘war’? In a world where violent conflict increasingly involves non-state actors, where does that leave existing international human rights’ mechanisms? This chapter looks at the changing forms of conflict globally and the development of what has been termed ‘terrorism’. It critically assesses the concept of ‘terrorism’ and discusses the difficulties it poses for social science, universal human rights and the development of equality, stability and global peace.

Keywords:   terrorism, conflict, non-state actors, IHL, IHRL

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.